Power Quotes

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

Blaise Pascal

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

John Burroughs

American families have always shown remarkable resiliency, or flexible adjustment to natural, economic, and social challenges. Their strengths resemble the elasticity of a spider web, a gull's skillful flow with the wind, the regenerating power of perennial grasses, the cooperation of an ant colony, and the persistence of a stream carving canyon rocks. These are not the strengths of fixed monuments but living organisms. This resilience is not measured by wealth, muscle or efficiency but by creativity, unity, and hope. Cultivating these family strengths is critical to a thriving human community.

Ben Silliman

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read÷ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh÷ it is the music of the soul. Take time to give÷ it is too short a day to be selfish.

Anon xx

I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.

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Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.

Brenda Ueland

There is power, there is power in a band of working men, when they stand, hand in hand. That’s a power, that’s a power that must rule in every land.

Joe Hill

One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

Indira Ghandi

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is

James Russell Lowell

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Gandhi

We thought because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Lao-Tzu

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings.

Blaise Pascal 1623

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.

Barbara Tuchman

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it.

Winston Churchill

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Ayn Rand

The values indicated by status-insecure parents are such that their children learn to put personal success and the acquisition of power above all else. They are taught to judge people for their usefulness rather than their likeableness. Their friends, and even future marriage partners, are selected and used in the service of personal advancement; love and affection take second place to knowing the right people. They are taught to eschew weakness and passivity, to respect authority, and to despise those who have not made the socio-economic grade. Success is equated with social esteem and material advantage, rather than with more spiritual values.

Norman F. Dixon

Genius, by its very intensity, decrees a special path of fire for its vivid power.

Phillips Brooks

Are you sure the power is off?

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The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while

Albert Einstein
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